Our Amazing Nurses

You will be amazed at the range of skills and qualification our nurses have.

With over 50 Ashgate Hospicecare nurses working at any one time, they deliver medical assistance, mental support and reassuring comfort to people at home and in the hospice.

Specialist Skill: Pain Management

“Every day is different depending on how well or how ill your patients are. We always prioritise pain relief, and we aim to be very responsive to patients’ needs while always striving to maintain their privacy and dignity…

Relatives learn to trust you and you get to know them so you form that relationship. My favourite part of the job is definitely getting to know different people and knowing that you’ve helped that family.”

2,000 patients cared for every year

16 weeks is the average time of patient care

Ashgate Hospicecare Nurses make more than 4,000 home visits every year

More of our amazing nurses

Angela Piper

“A lot of people think palliative care is just about the last few weeks or days of life but that’s not the case. Just because a patient is palliative, doesn’t mean that we’re not fully involved in the investigations and treatments of that patient.”

Lynda Parrish

“In our clinic we teach individuals how to manage Lymphoedema themselves which is the major part of the treatment. This is through skin care, guidance on exercise, self massage and compression garments.”

Pam Garvey

“There is nothing typical about my day, which is one of the many reasons why I enjoy my role on the Hospice at Home team.”

Sarah Kerry

“A massive element of the Day Hospice is the social side and the interaction that patients have with each other. When we’re not nursing, we spend time chatting with patients and finding out what activities they want to do and what is important to them and their families.”